The J will host Play Your Part, CenterStage’s annual fundraiser featuring a Las Vegas theme, Saturday, December 1, 7:00pm at the Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Lane.

Play Your Part is bringing a new format to the annual Light Up CenterStage fundraising event. Casino game tables will pay out chips, which can be exchanged for chances to win fabulous prizes. In addition, attendees will enjoy food and drinks, entertainment by CenterStage’s A-list and veteran performers and a silent auction – all while mingling with fellow supporters of the CenterStage program and the actors that they are accustomed to seeing on stage. All proceeds benefit CenterStage and its programs.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring the excitement of Las Vegas right here to the J,”  said Anne Ensign-Urteaga, the J’s Arts and Ideas Events and Operations Director. “We wanted to give our patrons a new, fun way to donate to their favorite programs at CenterStage. Casino tables will add an extra layer of Las Vegas style fun to the event, and guests have a chance to win fabulous prizes!”

While placing their bets is always fun, we’re particularly excited about the opportunity to sate our palates with bite sized treats from Chef Z’s Catering like potatoes stuffed with caramelized onions and blue cheese, spinach and cheese tartlets, tomato soup shooters with grilled cheese croutons, smoked trout crostini, and salmon on cucumber rounds. Desserts include chocolate pecan tartlets, assorted cheesecake shooters, lemon bars, brownies. There will also be a coffee station.

Tickets, $72 per person, can be purchased by contacting Frank Goodloe at 502-238-2760 or  The event is for adults age 21 and over.